Writer's Block: Sandro Botticelli

Writer's Block: Sandro Botticelli

Regular price $10.99

Writer's Blocks are handmade odes to history's greatest writers and figures. Each 2" x 2" x 2" solid wood block features the works of a particular individual. They make perfect decorations for any literary bookshelf, desk, dresser, or table!

 

SANDRO BOTTICELLI WRITER’S BLOCK

This block features the following works by Sandro Botticelli:
“The Birth of Venus," "Lamentation Over the Dead Christ" "The Story of Lucretia," "Cestello Annunciation," and a probable self portrait from "Adoration of the Magi."

ABOUT THE SUBJECT (from Wikipedia):

Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (c. 1445 – May 17, 1510), known as Sandro Botticelli, was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. Botticelli's posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century, when he was rediscovered by the Pre-Raphaelites who stimulated a reappraisal of his work. Since then, his paintings have been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting.

In addition to the mythological subjects for which he is best known today, Botticelli painted a wide range of religious subjects (including dozens of renditions of the Madonna and Child, many in the round tondo shape) and also some portraits. His best-known works are The Birth of Venus and Primavera, both in the Uffizi in Florence. Botticelli lived all his life in the same neighbourhood of Florence; his only significant times elsewhere were the months he spent painting in Pisa in 1474 and the Sistine Chapel in Rome in 1481–82.

 

IMPORTANT NOTES – PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING: 

  • The list price includes (1) block.
  • Block Dimensions: 2” x 2” x 2”
  • Block Weight: About 4 ounces
  • Turnaround Time: Each item is made to order, and ships an average of 5–7 business days from the time of purchase.
  • Scuffs, nicks, and other imperfections are intentional parts of the block's design. Each item is unique, but the product photo shows the typical look of these imperfections.

 

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